Medals slip away from GB on frustrating fourth day in Cali

No medals on day four of the UCI track cycling world championships in Colombia - Jason Kenny fifth in men's sprint - Ed Clancy wins three rounds of the omnium but finishes fifth overall - Jess Varnish beaten to the bronze medal in the women's sprint

Sarah Hammer was active throughout the women's omnium points race at the 2014 track world champs in Cali

Hammer alone in women's omnium points race

(Image credit: Casey B Gibson)

It was a frustrating day for the British track team as one by one medals slipped out of their grasp throughout the fourth day of competition in Cali, Colombia.

Jess Varnish looked most likely to deliver in the women's sprint but having knocked her team mate and defending champion Becky James out the day before,  couldn't get the better of the Chinese riders she met in the semi and then bronze medal finals today.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.